Current Residents

2024 Anticipated Graduates

Aaron Brant, M.D.
PGY 6 - Chief Resident
Jeffrey Johnson, M.D.
PGY 6 - Chief Resident
Christina Sze, M.D., M.S.
PGY 6 - Chief Resident

Hometown: Reisterstown, MD

Undergraduate: University of Maryland

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Fun Fact: I do the NYT Sunday crossword every week.

Favorite Urology Case: Microsurgical varicocelectomy

Hometown: La Canada Flintridge

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University

Medical School: Western Michigan University 

Fun Fact: I grew up with pet alpacas.

Favorite Urology Case: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate: George Washington University

Graduate School: Drexel College of Medicine

Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine

Fun Fact: I used to be a software engineer

Favorite Urology Case: Hypospadias repairs or urethroplasties   

2025 Anticipated Graduates

Ashwin Ramaswamy, M.D., M.P.P.
Samantha Thorogood, M.D.
Tenny Zhang, M.D.
Alec Zhu, M.D.

Hometown: Princeton, NJ

Undergraduate: New York University

Graduate School: Harvard Kennedy School

Medical School: Icahn at Mount Sinai

Fun Fact: I worked NYC EMS in college coincidentally transporting patients to all the hospitals at which I currently rotate.

Favorite Urology Case: Open partial nephrectomy

Hometown: Parkland, FL

Undergraduate: Rice University

Medical School: Columbia University 

Fun Fact: I have bungee jumped the world’s highest (commercial) jump.

Favorite Urology Case: Inflatable penile implant

Hometown: Palo Alto, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

Medical School: Harvard Medical School

Fun Fact: I was named after tennis!

Favorite Urology Case: Open extravesical reimplant 

Hometown: Lexington, MA

Undergraduate: Washington University 

Medical School: Northwestern University

Fun Fact: Will watch any Star Wars content on Disney+ regardless of how objectively bad it is.

Favorite Urology Case: Open radical nephrectomy

2026 Anticipated Graduates

Adithya Balasubramanian, M.D.
Leo Dreyfuss, M.D.
Lina Posada Calderon, M.D.
Mary Strasser, M.D., M.B.A.

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Undergraduate: Rice University

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine 

Fun Fact: My favorite sport is cricket.

Favorite Urology Case: Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL)

Hometown: Westport, CT

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin

Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Fun Fact: My favorite part about NYC is Central Park.

Favorite Urology Case: Ileal conduit

Hometown: Bogota, Colombia

Medical School: Universidad de Los Andes Facultad de Medicina ( Colombia)

Fun Fact: The best cafeteria lunch: sushi and lucky charms. 

Favorite Urology Case: RPLND 

Hometown: Pattenburg, NJ

Undergraduate: Princeton University 

Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School 

Fun Fact: I have a 13-year-old rescue mutt named Emily Dickinson.

Favorite Urology Case: Open partial nephrectomy

2027 Anticipated Graduates

Robert Fisch, M.D.
Manish Kuchakulla, M.D.
Malik B. Wahba, M.D.
Gal Wald, M.D.

Hometown: Potomac, MD

Undergraduate: Northwestern University

Medical School: USC

Fun Fact: I've logged over 1500 lifetime Citi Bike miles. Love a good ride across a NYC bridge.

Favorite Urology Case: Open dismembered pyeloplasty

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Undergraduate: University of Miami

Medical School: University of Miami

Fun Fact: I am an avid golf enthusiast, and have now developed an uncanny ability to miss fairways.

Favorite Urology Case: The Vasectomy

Hometown: Montclair, NJ

Undergraduate: New York University Abu Dhabi

Medical School: Washington University

Fun Fact: I rode my bicycle 3600 miles across the US from San Francisco to New York by myself.

Favorite Urology Case: TURBT (transurethral resection of bladder tumor)

Hometown: Giv’at Ada, Israel

Undergraduate: Cornell University

Medical School: Weill Cornell Medicine 

Fun Fact: Traveled to the Galapagos islands on AeroGal airline.

Favorite Urology Case: Open partial nephrectomy

2028 Anticipated Graduates

Hriday Bhambhvani, M.D.
Mark Farha, M.D.
Behnam Nabavizadeh, M.D.
Michael Tzeng, M.D.

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Undergrad: University of Alabama

Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine

Fun Fact: I used to play chess competitively & I loved the Queen's Gambit — both the show & the opening!

Favorite Urology Case: IPP placement

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Undergrad: Tufts University

Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School

Fun Fact: Up and Coming homemade ice cream producer

Favorite Urology Case: Open Partial Nephrectomy

Hometown: Tehran, Iran

Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences School of Medicine

Fun Fact: I was stuck in an island during COVID for 3 months!

Favorite Urology Case: Urethroplasty; Radical cystectomy with neobladder

Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ

Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania

Medical School: Weill Cornell Medicine

Fun Fact: I don't know how to swim or ride a bike, but I can wiggle my ears on command!

Favorite Urology Case: Laser Lithotripsy

2029 Anticipated Graduates

Aaron Gurayah, M.D.
Samuel Kusin, M.D.
Jacob Lang, M.D.
Shu Wang, M.D.

Hometown: Pomona, NY

Undergrad: Princeton University

Medical School: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Fun Fact: I am a huge NY Mets, Jets and Knicks fan.

Favorite Urology Case: Laser Lithotripsy

Hometown: Houston, TX

Undergrad: University of Texas at Austin

Medical School: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Fun Fact: Caught a line drive to the face at a Houston Astros game.

Favorite Urology Case: Robotic Nephrectomy

Hometown: Toledo, OH

Undergrad: Boston University

Medical School: The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Fun Fact: I’m an amateur barista and a more amateur cook. I’m also a medical school intramural basketball champion. 

Favorite Urology Case: Partial nephrectomy

Hometown: Linyi, China

Undergrad: Qingdao University College of Medical Science

Medical School: Peking University Health Science Center

Fun Fact: In my free time, I enjoy stand up paddle boarding. I am also a car deep-cleaning video addict.  

Favorite Urology Case: Emergent stenting